5 Meal Prep Tips for Girlbosses
I see you, busy girl. Meal Prep tips might just be the way for you to save some time and be able to pour more into your business. Your to-do list is miles long for your business, let alone all the tasks that are knocking at your personal doorstep. We wear lots of hats as girlbosses and finding ways to simplify & strategize is something I am always ready to raise my hand for when juggling so many different things. Just as I advise in my business coaching sessions if there are repetitive tasks that you find yourself coming across in your business create a system that allows you to synthesize and save time. Hence why I thought it would be so important to talk about meal prep with Kathryn Marris of Fresh & Balanced. You and your family have to eat dinner every day. Eating is sorta a human need, so why not make it as easy as possible in your busy schedule. Waste less time at the grocery, & fewer hours in the kitchen with the help of these meal prep tips from our expert Kat. Heck, she’s even giving you a FREE week of her program so you can get your hands dirty and see if this could help in your life & business.
If you spend any time on social media, I’m sure you have seen pictures of food neatly organized in little containers with the words meal prep stamped underneath it! If you’re not familiar with what meal prep is, it’s a way of approaching your meals for the week with the intention of saving time, money and staying on track with your health goals.
Some folks prep buffet style (cooking big batches of meats, vegetables, and grains and assembling on the fly) and some meal prep by making entire meals. As a chef, I love to make fully assembled meals and save them for the week. I think it tastes better and gives me even less room for error. It’s helped me stay on track with my fitness goals, given me more time to go to the gym or relax on weeknights and saved me money that I use to travel with my husband!
As you can see, there are so many benefits to spending a few hours on one day to meal prep your food! I know as you all run your companies how many hats you juggle. I wanted to share 5 tips with you to equip you as girlbosses to own your kitchen and take back some much needed time! I so believe in your mission and empowering you as you hustle that I wanted to give you a week free of my “Ready, Set, GO program”. Check it out here & you will experience a step-by-step guide of how to implement meal planning into your life.
5 Meal Prep Tips for Girlbosses
1.) Take small steps with meal planning!
If you are new to the concept of meal prep or short on time, try prepping only one of your daily meals. For example, make your lunches for the week. You will still see so many benefits and you’ll begin to build the habit!
2.) Keep snacks simple!
Don’t try and make extravagant snacks, this will eat away at your meal prep time. Think energy bites, trail mix, apples, bananas and other easy grab and go items. I have some easy energy bite recipes on my blog here that you can try!
3.) Use your oven!!!
Buy at least 4 sheet pans and put them to work. Want to check our my favorites? Head here to order some fresh pans! Roast vegetables, cook proteins and even make frittatas on them! By having most of your items cooking in the oven, you will be able to make sauces, chop salads and do other tasks that will make assembly a snap.
4.) Short on time?
Don’t be afraid to use pre-chopped vegetables and fruits or cooked items like chicken sausage, turkey burgers or rotisserie chicken to help you get the job done!
5.) Invest in good containers!
Look for ones that have tight-fitting lids, are BPA free (if they are plastic) and are reusable. Avoid storing food in old butter tubs, yogurt containers etc.. Here is a link to my favorite ones so you can be set up for success!
Hopefully, these tips will help give you a leg up the next time you prep! If you are looking for further help or need menu planning, recipe, and prep help, try my Ready, Set, Go! Meal Prep Program! It’s healthy, delicious, chef-created weekly meal prep instructions for only $12 a month. It’s like having me in your kitchen walking you step by step through your meal prep! Don’t forget, since you are a part of the Bridging Herstory family I’ve created a week free for you. To try one FREE week of my meal prep program, click here!